Looking for a job can feel like a full-time task. PLACE staff can help students design an individual strategy and customized career search that meets goals, timelines, and expectations. Building student confidence through workplace readiness skills, students will develop professional networking skills, professional awareness through research and exploration of industry-specific job sites, and detailed training through resume editing, interview practicing, and special events designed to aid in overall professional development. PLACE staff work with students to create a strategy for managing a list of networking opportunities, company exploration, and industry-specific job sites. Our staff has well-established relationships with employers and alumni throughout the world and connect them to Roanoke students through in-person and virtual events.
Students and alumni are encouraged to contact PLACE staff for individual meetings to review documents, discuss plans, and prepare for “Life After Roanoke College.”
Staff's Top Search Engines
Handshake is Roanoke College's online tool for internships, job listings, and other career opportunities on campus. Students and alumni create their own profiles to share with potential employers. This national platform hosts listings from thousands of employers targeted at college students and recent graduates. Handshake puts opportunities at your fingertips! Please note, individuals do not need to create a new account - Roanoke College username and password is all that is needed to enter this site. Contact us for questions navigating the platform.
One of the most convenient ways to search online. This site searches organizations' websites, making your search that much easier. Add in your skills or interests to help narrow down your options. Indeed serves as a comprehensive online search and is beneficial as a “jumping point” to countless company websites and job openings.
More than just networking, LinkedIn is a great resource to research companies, locate alumni contacts, and improve your online presence. Additionally, students are encouraged to join special interest and professional groups to develop best practice skills and become familiar with industry-specific vocabulary. It is important to note that because LinkedIn is a professional networking site, it is okay to “link” with people you do not know personally but have similar professional interests and backgrounds.